What happened on August 17, 2008
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From 'Oedipus Rex' to 'Reservoir Dogs' Richard Eder, Richard Eder, a former Times book critic, was awarded a Pulitzer Prize for criticism in 1987.
Not just skeletons in those closets Sara Lippincott, Sara Lippincott is a freelance editor specializing in science.
Gotcha, 24/7 Mary McNamara, Times Television Critic
Checking the balance Art Winslow, Art Winslow is a former literary and executive editor of the Nation.
Authentic thugdom from an ex-Crip Jervey Tervalon, Jervey Tervalon is the author of five novels. He teaches creative writing at USC.
Anna Karenina is alive and well Diana Wagman, Diana Wagman, a Cal State Long Beach professor, is the author of the novels "Skin Deep," "Spontaneous" and "Bump."
Gotcha, 24/7 Matea Gold, Times Staff Writer
Need To Know Chris Erskine; Jane Engle; Christopher Reynolds
From our Blogs Geoff Boucher; Randy Harvey; Tom Petruno
Let the Games begin Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Might makes right Tim Judah, Tim Judah covers the Balkans for the Economist. He is the author of "The Serbs: History, Myth and the Destruction of Yugoslavia" and the forthcoming "Kosovo: What Everyone Needs to Know."
Why Monterey would be a cool capital Joe Mathews, Joe Mathews is an Irvine senior fellow at the New America Foundation and a contributing editor to The Times' Opinion pages.
Loving your house again Chris Ayres, Chris Ayres is the Los Angeles correspondent for the Times of London and the author of "Death by Leisure: A Cautionary Tale."
The plight of the lame duck David Greenberg, David Greenberg is a professor of history and media studies at Rutgers University, a columnist for Slate and the author of "Nixon's Shadow: The History of an Image."
Pot power play Kenji Yoshino, Kenji Yoshino is a professor of constitutional law at New York University School of Law.